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100 years ago, airmail took flight

Paris, France | AFP | On December 25, 1918 a daring French industrialist launched the world’s first ever airmail service, flying between the southwestern French city of Toulouse and Barcelona in northeastern Spain. It was the beginning of an adventure which would soon see pioneering pilots from the company, best …

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Aviation Engineers demand better pay

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The engineers who include civil and aeronautical engineers, telecommunications engineers, Mechanical, Electrical, Technicians, Artisans, say they are paid less, which has affected their efficiency while handling airport services. However they refused to disclose how much money each earns, neither did they disclose the rate at …

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Ethiopian Airlines reopens Moscow route after 27 years

ethip Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP |  Ethiopian Airlines on Monday resumed flights to Moscow after a gap of 27 years stretching back to the demise of the Soviet Union, which saw relations with Moscow dive. “Moscow is a vital addition to our European service, a very important region. It’s …

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Canada proposes hefty redress for airline delays

Ottawa, Canada | AFP |  Airline passengers in Canada could soon be eligible for significant compensation for delayed flights or lost baggage, under proposed regulations unveiled by the government on Monday. The draft rules follow a rising number of complaints, including from one flight stuck on the tarmac in Ottawa …

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Supreme Court backs Modi over Rafale jet deal

New Delhi, India | AFP | India’s Supreme Court dismissed Friday calls for an investigation into a controversial French fighter jet deal, in a move seen as a boost for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The 2016 multi-billion dollar deal between the Indian government and French aircraft manufacturer Dassault has become …

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Mexico says presidential jet to be sold

Mexico City, Mexico | AFP | Mexico is putting the presidential jet on the auction block, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s team said Sunday, making good on the new president’s campaign pledge on his second day in office. The Boeing 787-8’s last mission took outgoing president Enrique Pena Nieto to the …

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Fastjet now majority owned by Solenta

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | South Africa’s Solenta Aviation has become the majority shareholder in Fastjet PLC following the recent acquisition of additional shares. Solenta Aviation increased its shares from 29.8% to 54.3% automatically placing it in the driving seat of fastjet and its operations in operations in Zimbabwe and …

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Boeing issues advice over sensors after Indonesia crash

Jakarta, Indonesia | AFP | Boeing issued a special bulletin Wednesday addressing a sensor problem flagged by Indonesian safety officials investigating the crash of a Lion Air 737 that killed 189 people last week. The plane maker said local aviation officials believed pilots might have been given wrong information by …

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